BOSTON (WHDH) — Some Charlestown newlyweds and diehard Red Sox fans will have quite the wedding story to tell for years to come.
They say it’s bad luck for a bride and groom to see each other on the day of their wedding before the ceremony.
When Matt and Stephaine Cahill decided to throw tradition out the window and get a first glimpse at the Wyndham Hotel on Beacon Hill Saturday before their wedding they also had a birds-eye view of another special ceremony going on.
“We teared up seeing each other and our tears turned into smiles when we looked over the 15th floor and saw the duck parade coming at us,” said
Since the Red Sox World Series rally rolled right in front of their hotel, the trolley they planned on taking to the Charlestown church for the ceremony was displaced.
“We had to actually walk all the way to the Garden to get the trolley over to the church,” said
That meant a walk down a different kind of aisle – so they decided to do it in style – right next to the duck boats on the parade route.
“We walked out and we got to like say hello to everyone on the boat and slap everyone high fives,” said Matt Cahill.
11:03 “We just sort of embraced the energy of the city, you know, as it was happening we just kinda soaked it all in.”
The Cahills said they got love from plenty of players and their wives.
The thought of sharing their wedding date with a Red Sox World Series parade never crossed their mind as they planned their big day.
But now that parade is part of their wedding story and they couldn’t be happier.
“I feel like we’ll be telling this story for years to our kids and our grandkids. It’s historical. November 2nd, 2013 was the day that we celebrated the Boston Red Sox and the biggest day of our lives.”
Matt and Stephanie were able to get to the ceremony in Charlestown on time, even with the parade procession. They said they were worried that a World Series Game 7 would have distracted guests from their scheduled rehearsal dinner – so it was great that the Sox won it in six.